Welcome to BRINKguide

To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

m2m

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1783.9 KM AWAY
55 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
An Asian grocery store with a quaint little sushi bar, too. They offer convenience-store staples, too, in case you just need to pick up a few essentials. There's an enormous selection of prepared foods, pantry items, frozen goods, sauces, desserts, and a staggering host of exotic products. There's a small group of tables as a seating option in case you wanted to scarf those sushi rolls right away. Friendly staff. Credit cards accepted.

Le Pain Quotidien

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10 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Although part of a massive worldwide Patisserie/Cafe chain, this cute little outpost in Greenwich Village is ideal for the NYU community. Not only is it right near Washington Square Park, but it's also right outside the hustle and bustle of college life, making it a chill, removed spot without being too far from campus. Everything they serve is presented elegantly, and nothing they serve is too big. A chain that finally embraces organic ingredients! A little pricey but definitely a classy spot.

Roxie Theater

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3117 16th St.
San Francisco, CA
The Roxie is a radical little theater. They host an amazing medley of films and events, but these events are always supercool. If you're in the area, you should definitely check out their calendar and see if anything catches your eye.

Sahara East

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184 1st Avenue
New York, NY
Do you just NEED to find a chill neighborhood spot with some good snacks after a day at work? How about a fun hole-in-the-wall with hookahs and drinks? Get your overworked ass into Sahara East & experience the Turkish vibe. Delightful scents, flavorful sheesha, a laid-back atmosphere. Quick bites, delicious hummus, and a lovely open-air garden in the back. There aren't many places like this on the East Side. Crawl in, take off your wristwatch, and take it easy.

Motorcycle and Car Rental and Sales

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KAROL BAGH,BIKE MARKET
New Delhi,
If you get tired of hoofin' around the city, this market deals in motorcycle and car sales and rentals. Bikes can be rented at a range of Rs 250- Rs 500 per day and car rentals start at Rs 1500 and so on. One must check the condition of the vehicle and the paper work also. Beware of low-lifes who might try to sell motorcycles or cars at outrageous rates.

Mariachi's

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508 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
By gum, if this isn't the greatest burrito I've ever had! With all the stiff competition in the Mexican food world, it must say SOMETHING to be declared the absolute best. I don't know how authentic it is, but because I get to choose the ingredients myself, I know my burrito will be exactly what I wanted (and it always is). Let's not forget how cheap it is, too! When you're in the Mission area, be sure to walk Valencia and drop by. Mariachi's is seriously too good to describe.

Wolford Boutique

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122 Greene Street
New York, NY
Every girl (and every cross-dresser) ought to have at least one pair of these luxury tights in their top drawer. Bring gold, lots and lots of gold.

Bistro St. Germain

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518 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
A really surprising little French restaurant in the Lower Haight. With down-to-earth neighbors enjoying more fast food than sit-down fare, this place is a great treat. Steak and fries with a full bar?! This diamond-in-the-rough is affordable and features tasty, clean, classic French cuisine. The atmosphere is a bit weird, but mostly works with the French tapas idea they're successfully pushing.

SoLita SoHo Hotel

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159 Grand Street
New York, NY
We've all got to start somewhere, and we don't all have mountains of cash to burn while traveling. SoLita SoHo hotel is a killer location for the young, the beautiful, and the monetarily challenged. If you're actually interested in sleep, it'd serve you well to request a room high up. Reasonably priced, but don't expect much luxury, save for their awesome showers.

Nassau Bar

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118 Nassau Street
NY, NY
Manhattan is full of dive bars & hipster hang-outs, but this ain't one of 'em. In fact, it's almost entirely the opposite. Happy Hour is short & sweet, and the place locks-up super early. The upside, depending on your tastes, are the bikini-clad bartenders. The downside is that you need to be an aging, stiff businessman to enjoy them, and most of 'em aren't worth looking at, anyway. Tourist-free, hipster free - prepare to mingle with local dried-out turds. Huzzah, hoo-ray, golf claps, and yawns.

Gallery 1988

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1173 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA
Art at affordable prices - no joke. This gallery features lots of drawings and paintings in a young style. This type of art is featured at other choice SOMA galleries, but at Gallery 1988 the work's much more affordable and diverse. The art generally comes from LA - where the sister gallery is - and provides a cool contrast between the styles of art between the two cities. The space isn't very professional, but some of the art and artists are totally legit.

Jungle Safari

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West Gate Mall, Rajouri Garden
New Delhi,
Its not a real jungle safari. Let's get that straight right away. This place can quite a bit of fun for kid travelers, but if you are over the age of say...16? Stick to movie watching and mall sulking.

The Perfect Pint

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203 East 45th Street
New York , NY
Sister restaurant & pub to the West Side location, this spot has nice outdoor seating on the third floor - a welcome surprise if the weather's right. A fun spot for some good Irish fun! This means, of course, that a wide selection of beers on tap are waiting to completely wreck you. Great spot for an office gathering or birthday party, just be careful not to embarrass yourself.

Delhi Darbar Restaurant

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Shop no 1, Bhagat Singh Marg, Gole Market, Delhi
Delhi, DL
This place is famous for their freshly baked preservative free pizza. If Italian inspired cuisine is not what you are craving, they also serve Chinese food alongside amazing service.

The Stinking Rose

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325 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA
This is garlic taken to the extreme! From the “40 clove chicken” to garlic hummus, the menu covers a wide range of garlic infused ridiculousness. The bar also offers some creative specials - try the Vampire Bite if you're in the mood for something a little...different. No matter what, be sure to bring a breath mint for after dinner. And go heavy on the deodorant. And don't bring a first date here - this one's for those cemented relationships that can withstand the odor.

Shrine Bar & Restaurant

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2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, NY
Everyone's an expert these days, but if you want to tell your inner critic to shut the hell up for a moment, believe us when we say that this place is a music lover's most lascivious dream come true. Shrine Bar is widely considered the best "world music venue" in all of Manhattan. And if you haven't noticed, Manhattan's a pretty damn big place. Live music, full bar and full appetizing menu - a great place to relax with friends and take in all the classic music buzz!

Arizmendi Bakery Cooperative

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1331 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Savor this worker-owned bakery's plethora of goodies! From challah and molasses spelt bread to ginger shortbread and pecan rolls, this place has got every taste covered; they're pretty good at pizza too. The prices are fair but expect a crowded cafe, terse smiles, and long lines.

Ponte's

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39 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY
Views galore at this waterfront restaurant offering classic Italian fare in Tribeca. For a more formal dining experience, eat at the upstairs restaurant where menu options include a raw bar and nightly specials, such as its own world-famous "Angry Lobster." Dress appropriately. Downstairs at Ponte's offers more casual options from pizza to antipastos and sandwiches.

Bix

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56 Gold Street
San Francisco, CA
Bix is a stylish two-storey bar reminiscent of the 1930’s and 40’s. It's located in a Jackson Square alley near the Transamerica Building. At the long mahogany bar, classic and creative cocktails are served by excellent bartenders. Bix offers modern American food such as Kobe beef, Maine lobster, and black truffle cheeseburgers. Enjoy an intimate dining experience while listening to live jazz nightly. The service here is impeccable.

Still

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1783.9 KM AWAY
192 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
Sports bar in Gramercy with drink specials, music, and plenty of TV's, including a 15-foot projection screen, which is pretty great when the crowd gathers to watch. The bar food's well-priced, but not entirely tasty. This joint, of course, is home to a local crowd, where regulars are treated well. DJs regularly occupy the late nights and private-party open-bar drink packages are available.

Mad Dog in the Fog

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530 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
Mad Dog is a decent-sized sports bar with a good beer selection, which is half the reason a lot of folks go in the first place - that and, of course, trivia night. The place can be pretty engaging and fun, and it can get rowdy if you hit 'em up on the right night. Just keep in mind what 'sports bar rowdy' can entail.

CRISP

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111 Fulton Street
New York, NY
Fresh, clean food is the focus at this new-to-the-scene falafel spot on Fulton Street. Great spot if you're craving a falafel but don't feel like trekking up to the village or are simply looking for a healthier option for the popular Mediterranean sandwich. Design your own with sandwich with a selection of healthy toppings.